[Dxspider-support] If there is a "Wish List"
djk at tobit.co.uk
Sat Sep 21 14:07:44 BST 2002
These are not new ...
I will discuss some of the issues...
On Sat, 2002-09-21 at 02:17, Hank Kohl K8DD wrote:
> If there is .....
> DX spots come down the screen - oldest at the top and newest at the bottom.
> SHow/DX is newest at the top and oldest at the bottom.
> Can SHow/DX put the oldest at the top and newest at the bottom.
> I think it would help with NA and CT packet windows.
Not certain it will help NA and CT as they are designed (I presume) for
standard behaviour. However a flag could be created which determines the
order in which things like DIR, SH/DX etc display their output.
Is one flag enough? Because you will notice the DIR outputs stuff in the
opposite way to SH/DX and friends.
> Same for SHow/WWV & WCY
> DX spots beep but Talk's don't.
> Can Talk's do a double beep?
Not easily from the cluster nodes point of view. This is really a client
issue. If someone (not me) wants to write a better client, there is a
very simple protocol between client and node which I will be happy to
document and (if necessary) extend.
> Announcements (EU Talk) can remain silent!
acc/ann by_zone 4,5,6
> When I'm connected to a node that sends all spots - from all over the world -
> I do a SEt/FILTer node_default by_dxcc w,xe,ve,kp,kl
> and SEt/FILTer user_default by_dxcc w,xe,ve,kp,kl
> it works fine .... users don't get spots outside of North America .... but when
acc/spots xxxx_default by_zone 4,5,6
would probably be more efficient.
> I do a SHow/DX I get spots from all over the world.
> Can DX Spider (with those filters set) dump non North American spots in the bit
Now this is a bit difficult. The answer is: yes it could - but - what
happens if you want to override this behaviour? what if, as an average
user, you have forgotten that you have such a filter on and are puzzled
about why you see all these EU announces about some juicy DX and you
can't see any reference to it in sh/dx?
I have erred on the side of safety and given all information.
You can sort of filter it by doing something like:-
sh/dx on 20m by w dxcc
I could add a keyword that makes sh/dx run the result thru your spot
Could have a command or an alias that does it automatically (sh/dxf?).
> Would be nice if SHow/NODES could give a list of nodes that you have put
> in, and
> what kind of a node (ar, ak1a, spider, etc) it is.
> SHow/NODES AR all the ar nodes
> SHow/NODES AK1A all the ak1a nodes etc, etc, etc
This could be done, but is it really interesting? I can't remember the
last time I did a SH/NODES. Afterall, getting upwards of a 1000 nodes
on-line the result is information overload.
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